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Mar 22, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. >> the u.s. fighter jet goes down. but both airmen escape with minor injuries. joel brown reports for wjz, the u.s. is anxious to hand over control of the coalition attack. >> reporter: all that's left in libya is this burned-out shell. witnesses say the two pilots who ejected were here to control rebels. the pentagon blames equipment failure for the crash. the two pilots aren't badly hurt and are back in u.s. hands. it's the first loss but u.s. officials are calling it a success. >> virtually all are targeted. >> reporter: they launched another 24 missiles at moammar gadhafi's command center today. they extended the no-fly zone over eastern libya. the u.s. is eager to hand over control of the operation. >> a transfer within a few days is likely. >> reporter: it's still not clear just who the u.s. will turn over control to. either britain, france, or nato forces. still, many could say the job is far from done. >> reporter: the loosely controlled group is struggling to hold its ground. -- rebels say more and more civilians are dying inside the city, at the hands of gadhafi's men. >> report
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 4:00pm EDT
make more and get promoted faster. wal-mart is trying their leveled best to keep us out of court so that the facings won't -- facts won't be presented to the public at large. >> reporter: wal-mart says not some the company says that the suit is so big, not all of the women are in the same situation. >> i've had a positive experience at wal-mart like thousands others. not being able to get out of the case is wrong. >> reporter: that's the issue that several will decide, whether hundreds of thousands should be part of the lawsuit. one justice is troubled by a law. he's unsure what was the unlawful policy at wal-mart. outside courts, a plaintiff told about being held for a different standard. >> i was told to blow the cobwebs off of my make up and doll up. >> reporter: if the case goes ahead, it could cost america's largest employer billion of dollars. >>> the u.s. supreme court is expected to rule by summer. >>> an intense search is underway after a shooting in a parking lot of a mall. we're over the marley station's mall parking lot. a man was shot here. he made his way near the high
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 4:00pm EDT
the no- fly zone. u.s. and coalition fighter jets. at least another dozen cruise missiles. the mission is to keep moammar gadhafi's fighters from fighting. >> reporter: coalition planes are working to extend the no- fly zone. and the u.s. army general in charge says the strategy is working. >> we are so far achieving our military objectives, consistent with our mission. >> reporter: coalition forces are keeping up the assault on moammar gadhafi's offenses. they launched at least 12 more missile attacks monday, after a weekend of fighting. they even fired a missile at part of gadhafi's presidential compound. u.s. officials say he was using the building as a command center. >> and there is also a command facility that we are certain is a command and control facility. and that is the facility that was attacked. >> reporter: the goal of the mission is to take away gadhafi's ability to attack civilians and to establish a no- fly zone, while americans are leading the operations now, the u.s. is eager to hand over control to other nations. >> we anticipate this transition to take place in a m
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 4:00pm EST
>>> u.s. soldiers slain. a gunman opens fire on a u.s. military bus. a man in custod neberlin -- custody in berlin. and the reason for the attacks. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >>> a gunman opens fire. two u.s. airmen are killed and two others hurt. randall pinkston has more on wjz. >> reporter: the shooter opened fire at the bus carrying u.s. air force personnel, set outside a terminal in frankfurt, germany. two other u.s. airmen were seriously wounded. president obama is promising to get to the bottom of the attack. >> we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place. and working with german authorities to ensure that all of the pern traitors are brought to justice. >> reporter: after firing his weapon, the gunman ran into a terminal, where authorities tackled him. he is now in police custody. investigators are looking into whether the shooting had any ties to terror groups. the airport is near ramstein air force base, the headquarters of the u.s. air force in europe. the victims were part of an air
CBS
Mar 4, 2011 4:00pm EST
this a civil union bill rather than a marriage bill and got shut down in the process. >> to tell us that we are not allowed to amend something if we earnestly believe we should be able to is wrong. and to tell us that we have to vote a certain way is wrong. >> i mean, this was a cockamamy title to begin with, talking about religious freedom as your leadoff quote. and i thought, that's great, they did half the work. >> reporter: apone -- opponents saying that the title makes it sound more like a contract rather than what it actually does, which is change the definition of marriage from one man, one woman, to two people in a couple. >> to claim that the voters are going to be confused by either the title of this bill or that a fraud is being commit side enough to make -- committed is enough to make a cat laugh. >> reporter: delegate luke clippinger, an openly gay member of the committee, is grateful. >> we will hear from delegate clippinger on eyewitness news at 5:00, along with other reaction from other delegates on the committee. reporting live, i'm pat warren. back to you on television hil
CBS
Mar 8, 2011 4:00pm EST
strikes from above. tomorrow we will tell you. they aired the rebels. gadhafi forces have been using heavy artillery to take back cities in the eastern and western parts of libya. earlier in the day they pounded rebels with air strikes, the city closest to tripoli. at least 20 were wounded. the. they want the united nations to stop an air strike but it must have international support. >> it has already called for a no fly zone. others say the deaths could be in the thousands. now the libyan government is saying it wants the u.s. to send a fact finding team, randall pingston. >> president obama and british prime minster david camera have agreed to plan for a full spectrum of responses. >> there's no win in sight to the turmoil in libya, so there's no win in sight at the pump. the energy department stayed it will average $3.70 and prices could spike by late sirm. in tonight's pump watch report here's a look at how much maryland is paying. a gallon of religion lar gas -- regular gas will cost $3.50. at this time last year it was $2.72. until the crisis is resolved, you can find the cheapest g
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 4:00pm EDT
evacuated from a 12-mile area, and the us navy moved warships further offshore to avoid radiation exposure. the quake triggered a tsunami that devastated japan's coast. rescue crews continue to search through the massive and widespread records. entire neighborhoods have been wiped out, and in one town, a ship ended up resting on top of a building. ohm homeowners trying to pick up the pieces aren't sure where to begin. >> i don't have the money. >> the united nations are helping to coordinate relief. millions are without food and water, and aide workers are having trouble getting through because of the damage. us marines loaded planes headed for the japanese mainland. makeshift shelters are jammed and people have to stand in line for water n. many towns that still have gauche stores, the shelves are emptying out. in areas near nuclear power plants, authorities are checking radiation levels. many cities are without electricity because the reactors are off line which means millions will have to stand another night in the cold. wjz, eyewitness news. >> the us has sent nuclear experts to japan.
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 4:00pm EST
>>> mass exodus. thousands of refugees run from violence and chaos in libya. >> while the u.s. turns up the heat. sending hundreds to the mediterranean sea. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >>> civil war in libya. the libyan leader continues to insist his people love him. >> reporter: rebel forces are not backing down in the fight for control of libya. and a defiant moammar gadhafi is determined to crush the revolt. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says the country risks sliding into a civil war. >> libya could become a peaceful democracy, or it could face protacted civil war, or it could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >> reporter: clinton says the u.s. must lead the international response to the crisis. u.s. warships are headed to the region and america and its allies are discussing possible military options to prevent gadhafi from bombings had -- bombing his own people. >> we're obviously looking at a lot of options and contingencies. no plans have been made. >> reporter: britain is looking at order
CBS
Mar 10, 2011 4:00pm EST
. the last big storm we had was about 3 feet. you can see this is pretty big, compared to what they're used to here. there's also flooding in frederick. and the dam is open in conowingo. so that raises the flooding concerns for port deposit and havre de grace. reporting live from baltimore, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. stay with wjz for the latest coverage on weather warnings and live doppler radar. we have crews heading to other parts of the area that are dealing with flash flooding. and we'll continue to update you throughout the newscast. >> reporter: a stormy day on wall street. >> some bad economic news from china, as the u.s. sends stocks tumbling. here's a look at the numbers from moments ago. the dow was down 227 points, below the 12,000 mark. the s&p is down 24. nasdaq off 50. >>> formally charged. today, nearly a dozen city police officers are indicted in a towing scam. denise is in the newsroom with more on the scheme. >>> a federal grand jury returns indictments against 10 officers and two others, charging them with extortion. the owner of the majestic
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 4:00pm EDT
's earthquake and tsunami. >> reporter: engineers may call on u.s. and japanese troops at the nuclear plant. a third explosion and fire at the complex sent dangerous levels of radiation into the air. japan's prime minister is urging calm. but 140,000 people living near the plant to seal themselves indoors. >> it's very traumatic. and the main thing is we don't know what to do. >> reporter: plant officials may ask military helicopters to spray water on a storage pond so it won't release any more radiation. about 70,000 people within 12 miles. plant have been evacuated. others outside that zone are also leaving. >> everyone is scared for their child's sake and just trying to get their kids out first. >> reporter: the head of u.n.'s nuclear watchdog agency called the events worrying and said he's sending a team of experts to help. >> reporter: another powerful aftershock rocked japan after nightfall. the scale is already testing the country's limits. >> reporter: in the northeast, some 450,000 people are in temporary shelters, including american steve corbit. >> it's pretty separate. it's kind
CBS
Mar 11, 2011 4:00pm EST
and carrying away homes, cars and buildings, putting the west coast of the u.s. on a tsunami watch. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >>> one of the biggest earthquakes ever unleashes a tsunami on japan. and it is putting the nations around the pacific ocean on alert. sandra hughes has concerns on the u.s. west coast. yet we begin with randall pinkston, reporting for wjz on the widespread devastation. >> reporter: the massive tsunami swallowed entire villages on japan's northeast coast and left others burning through the night. the 23-foot wave, triggered by the largest ever in japan, swept away by cars, boats. in one coastal town alone, 1800 homes were badly damaged or destroyed. they have recovered 300 bodies. hundreds more are missing. the quake centered around northeast of tokyo. >> it was so strong. and the undulation of the earth was so powerful that we actually had to kind of hang onto the outside of our house. >> reporter: large buildings shook. the prime minister felt it inside parliament. more than 4 million buildings in and
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 4:00pm EDT
to see if helicopters could use buckets to bump water on the reactors. the u.s. is now telling the u.s. citizens living within 50 miles of the plant to evacuate. radiation levels have risen. officials say it is not enough to be dangerous. but many people are avoiding the city. >> reporter: at the united nations, the security council held a moment of silence for the victims in japan. the u.n. is helping to coordinate relief efforts, sending in aid from around the world. >> reporter: in the town of ofanatu, british and american crews are searching for survivors. >> we're trying to access underneath. but obviously, you can see very, very difficult conditions. >> reporter: crews continue to recover bodies from the wreckage. many times, family members are there, to mourn their loved ones. randall pink ston, wjz -- pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> there are reports that all of the water is gone from the troubled nuclear power plant. that increases the risk of the rods melting down. let's take a look. stocks open low and drop sharply in the afternoon. here's a look at the numbers just moment
CBS
Mar 9, 2011 4:00pm EST
been using a likelihood of a voter referendum as a safety net. >> let it be known. they may win in the senate. they may win in the house. but when the history of this fight is over, we cialt and -- shall and will win on referendum. [ applause ] >> today, delegates tried to lock that referendum in as a sure thing by including it in the bill, instead of taking their chances to get enough signatures to force it on the ballot, they wanted a guarantee. >> when it's this close, who are we? 188 lawmakers in annapolis, to say that we've got a right to not listen to what the people have to offer. >> reporter: but same-sex marriage supporters, some of whom don't even want a referendum, resisted by echoing what the opponents have said all along. >> it will be petitioned. they have the conviction and courage of their convictions. let us have the conviction and courage of our convictions and vote this bill, the bill before us, either up or down, and let people know where we stand. >> reporter: the amendment failed. all efforts to amend the bill failed. particularly because they were giving a
CBS
Mar 3, 2011 4:00pm EST
investigation is continuing. vic is in the newsroom with new developments on this for us. >> police say a total of 10 women will face charges in the hazing incident. so far, only 7 will come. a woman said she was choked and punched by the women and thrown around a room. she was also hit seven times with a paddle. the victim said she was told it was part of the initiation to get into the sorority. back to you. >>> the university of maryland said the sorority was suspended in november, after the school learned of these accusations. >>> root now, every american can feel the impact -- right now, every american can feel the impact of the violence in libya. the gas prices continue to go up. today the fighting only gets worse. >> reporter: armed rebels and burned-out trucks line the road as oil facilities continue in bregga. this has fought off moammar gadhafi's forces for two days. >> we are strong. >> reporter: this video shows heavy gunfire in the wide open desert, where rebels could only duck for cover. president obama says that gadhafi has lost his legitimacy. >> colonel gadhafi needs to step dow
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 4:00pm EDT
>>> military handoff. >> can the u.s. -- coalition succeed without the u.s. at the helm? >>> hi, even. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >>> transfer of control. danielle notingham reports where people were briefed. >> reporter: rebels forced to run back to safety as moammar gadhafi takes control of a town. fighting east of the port of bregga. even though they have essentially shut down gadhafi's air troops. his planes remain strong. nato flew over wednesday. but that wasn't enough to turn back the tide and push back gadhafi's fighters. all of this comes on a day when the u.s. transferred control of the air campaign to nato. >> we were very confident that the coalition that we were part of will be capable of succeeding in its mission and pushing back. colonel gadhafi's forces. >> secretary of state hillary clinton and other top administration officials came up to capitol hill to brief lawmakers on libya. leaders from both parties say the president's address monday left a lot of unanswered questions. >> this is the debate that congress
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 4:00pm EDT
warplanes are flying toward libya to control its skies. and for the first time, u.s. commanders say they're using the jets to attack gadhafi's troops on the ground. it may be working. in the key eastern city of misrata, gadhafi tanks are beginning to retreat, after a week-long assault on civilians. in ajafia, where they worked in forces for days, rebels found newfound confidence. >> this is a matter of time. time only. after maybe one day. these tanks will surrender. >> reporter: president obama says sending in u.s. troops on the ground is absolutely out of the question. u.s. forces are already scaling back flights over libya. coalition troops are now flying more than half of the missions. >> reporter: bombed but not broken, moammar gadhafi appeared for the first time in a week. he rallied supporters and portrayed himself as a victim of western powers on a mission to steal libya's oil. he gave no hint he was giving up. >> gadhafi has basically sworn he will not show mercy to anybody who comes at him. that is not exactly an invitation to negotiate. >> reporter: gadhafi with a firm grip on
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 4:00pm EDT
is looking to put more between nearby villages. radiation is now being found in milk in the u.s. >>> baby nagga shima is only 2 years old. born near the power plant. at first, this she is being checked with a geiger counter for radiation poisoning. >> as the situation gets worse, her mother says, i get more scared. >>> in japan, they are concerned. sea water now has 100 times the legal limit. pooling water has more than 10,000 times the radiation. and these, 40 miles away from the crippled reactor complex. that's prompted the watch dog group to call for an a watch dog zone. american and french nuclear experts have arrived to help, offering robots that can go into the plant and detect leaks. trace amounts of radioactive iodine can be found in milk. >> it's hardly a surprise that that happened and should be expected. >> reporter: health officials say consumers shouldn't be worried. the health limits are still 5,000 times below the standard set by the fda. >> they are increasing monitoring of air, milk and water nationwide. >>> kai, for the second time in two days, a top libyan official has
CBS
Mar 7, 2011 4:00pm EST
will stand with them. >> reporter: the u.s. is trying to coordinate its response with other countries. some members. united nations are discussing a no-fly zone over libya. and nato officials are meeting in brussels to consider their next move. >> if gadhafi and his military continue to attack the libyan population systematically, i can't imagine the international community and the united nations stand idly by. >> reporter: so far, the rebels are on their own. ines feray, wjz eyewitness news. >> the rebellion in libya means millions of barrels of oil are not being exported, sending gas prices through the roof. our coverage continues with denise. >> reporter: their pain at the pump continues to get worse. a new survey shows the average gallon of gas jumped 33 cents a gallon in just the past two weeks. the white house said it is now considering tapping into the company's strategic oil reserve, something that has not been done since hurricane katrina. >>> and here's a check of the latest prices in maryland. you'll pay $3.48. right now, the highest gas prices in the nation are in california, wh
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 4:00pm EDT
video. u.s. forces, japan, and great britain, are leading the forces. a top african official is calling for a transition in libya that would remove gadhafi from power and allow democratic elections there. mary? >> denise, thank you. president obama has yet to address the mission. publicly. he is expected to do so. >>> looks like march could be going out like a lion. it's chilly outside. meteorologist tim williams is there. and he has the "s" word in his forecast. >> well, hello, kai. good afternoon, everyone. we're looking at just the "s" word in our forecast. let's look at live doppler radar. we are definitely cooler right now than we typically are for this time of year. about 10 degrees or so cooler. we're at 45 now. and we're really at the warmest we're going to be for the day. give or take maybe a degree or so. what you're seeing on the screen right now is not really our main concern. that's really an upper level disturbance. it's going to move across the south portion of our region, maybe bringing in a light shower or two. down toward the d.c. and metro area. the bullk is still --
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 4:00pm EDT
is to protect the civilians. >> reporter: the u.s. is going to hand over the leadership in a matter of days. still, the critics are questioning the american's involvement and want to know how long america will stay. >> reporter: president obama will explain what's next tonight. >> our involvement is limited. both in time and scope. >> reporter: lawmakers have been calling on the president to clarify his position. >> it's fair to ask, what's the role of the military and military alliance in providing support to an opposition that we're only now beginning to understand. >> reporter: the white house is working to make a clear distinction in the military position. at the white house, daniel noting a.m., wjz, eye -- -- daniel nottingham. >>> you can watch the president's address to the nation about libya here on wjz at 7:30 tonight. >>> more radioactive spills at a japanese plant. vic has more on the spills. that's a dangerous situation. >> reporter: scientists say that the amount of plutonium found is small. also, today, a grim anniversary where workers gathered outside of the three mile island
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 4:00pm EDT
in the way but is now on board. >> reporter: u.s. officials say the handoff is a sure thing. and it will come within a few days. however, the white house has been vague about the american military's role going forward. allies have been flying an increasing number of missions over libya. and nato ships are patrolling the sea, trying to prevent arms and mercenaries from slipping in. at the united nations, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> nato powers have been meeting in belgium for six days to consider the way ahead, including how aggressive this mission should be. >> reporter: disturbing details. new information today in the case of a city police officer, accused of sexually assaulting a teen in harford county. weijia jiang is in the newsroom with statements from both the officer and the victim. >> reporter: 44-year-old kevin roland admits in charging documents that he touched a 17- year-old girl. officer roland was released on bail today. in the documents, he said he would kiss, hug, and touched the teenager. he admits he became aroused but denies the two ever had sex. in the char
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